Schools Ranked by Graduation RatePage 4

The graduation rate is an indicator of success of a college’s student in attaining their educational goals. The figures are provided by the College Navigator database offered by the U.S. Department of Education. College Navigator defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students. We used the latest figures available, which are of students who began their studies in the fall of 2007 and who graduated within 150% of the normal time to program completion. (For example, for a four-year program, the graduation rate includes students who graduate within six years of beginning the program.)

College Navigator did not have graduation rate figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
301

American National University

11 to 127%N/AN/AN/A11%9%
302

Missouri Valley College

14 to 125%44%22%86%99%10%
303

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

20 to 125%68%76%43%38%N/A
304

Jones College-Jacksonville

7 to 124%50%N/AN/A50%15%
305

University of Advancing Technology

24 to 124%64%N/AN/A46%N/A
306

Western Governors University

41 to 124%75%N/AN/A0%7%
307

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

11 to 122%41%N/AN/A3%N/A
308

Peirce College

15 to 122%63%N/AN/A35%14%
309

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

19 to 120%40%N/AN/A26%20%
310

University of Phoenix-Online Campus

38 to 120%35%N/AN/A19%N/A
311

National American University-Rapid City

14 to 117%83%N/AN/A10%21%
312

University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus

21 to 116%46%N/AN/A28%N/A
313

Franklin University

13 to 115%47%N/AN/A11%12%
314

Baker College of Flint

16 to 111%51%N/AN/A70%N/A
315

Granite State College

11 to 19%60%N/AN/A0%10%
316

University of Maryland-University College

17 to 13%36%N/AN/A11%N/A
317

City University of Seattle

7 to 10%40%N/AN/A0%5%
318

Trine University

8 to 10%75%30%70%25%N/A
319

Alliant International University

13 to 1N/A75%49%44%50%3%
320

Allied American University

10 to 1N/A80%N/AN/A0%0%
321

Aspen University

13 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A0%3%
322

Brandman University

14 to 1N/AN/A100%71%N/A4%
323

California College San Diego

8 to 1N/A50%N/AN/A77%26%
324

Herzing University-Kenosha

16 to 1N/A65%77%67%21%N/A
325

University of Houston-Victoria

17 to 1N/A48%51%19%90%N/A

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more